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Vesuvius supports the growth of the foundry market in North America through investments in manufacturing, innovation and sustainability

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the outlook for the metal foundry market improves in North America, Vesuvius is at the forefront of providing industry-leading solutions to support the growth of its steel and metal foundry customers throughout the region.

Through its Foseco brand, Vesuvius invests in manufacturing and engineering initiatives across North America that: reduce customer lead times, deliver continuous product innovation, and offer consumables and solutions to customers to reduce their environmental footprint.

“We recognize that the pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the world, causing pressure on most industries and businesses, including foundries,” said Manuel Delfino, Vice President of Vesuvius Foundry Division, NAFTA. “It also revealed new opportunities for us to renew our focus on what we do best for our foundry customers: delivering solid innovation, unparalleled quality and enduring engineering. Customers can feel confident knowing that we continue to invest in innovative solutions to help them reduce delivery times, improve casting quality and optimize production costs.

Investment in North American manufacturing

Vesuvius has made strategic investments to increase manufacturing capabilities and improve sustainable processes across North America to support foundry customers in the region.

Construction has already begun on a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, where 75% of customer demand in North America will be met by 2023.

Additionally, the new manufacturing site and existing facilities are equipped with updated technology and sustainable initiatives that reduce carbon emissions and improve the overall speed and delivery of production processes.

In 2021, Vesuvius Group also completed a strategic acquisition of US-based Universal Refractories Inc., which significantly expands its North American presence among electric arc furnace (EAF) steel producers, while strengthening its commitment to foundry customers in the region.

Industry innovation leader

While many industries have scaled back their innovative advancements in 2020 and 2021 due to pandemic constraints, Vesuvius has maintained its investment in large-scale research and development operations.

In 2021 alone, Vesuvius’ investment in R&D resulted in 27 new products to support the steel and foundry industries, made possible by its 200 technical experts and seven research centers around the world , including the Global Foundry R&D Center.

Today, the company is committed to launching at least one new innovation every quarter to help foundry customers achieve industry-leading levels of efficiency, productivity and quality.

“With the support and global support of Vesuvius Group, we are well positioned to lead the foundry industry in innovation through breakthrough products and processes,” said Iuliana Nita, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer of the Vesuvius Foundry division, NAFTA. “And as technology continues to be an important factor in streamlining foundry operations in North America, Vesuvius also continues to explore new ways to integrate streaming data capture into our solutions to empower our customers the valuable information they need.”

Sustainable and avant-garde solutions

In addition to product and technology innovations that help foundries improve their efficiency and productivity, Vesuvius also engages in cutting-edge R&D that helps the company and its customers improve their overall environmental footprint.

In fact, over 80% of Vesuvius’ products currently in development focus on sustainable solutions to help customers reduce their CO emissions.2 production.

This includes SEMCO’s latest formaldehyde-free coating, which helps foundry customers reduce emissions of harmful substances generated during the casting process.

Additionally, the construction of the new regional manufacturing site and upgrades to all existing manufacturing facilities are based on sustainable initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of Vesuvius.

These efforts support the company’s overall commitment to achieve a net zero carbon footprint by 2050.

To learn more about Vesuvius and its wide range of foundry consumables and solutions, visit www.vesuvius.com.

About Vesuvius

Vesuvius is a global leader in the supply of foundry consumables and solutions through its Foseco brand. Vesuvius offers a wide range of foundry products and services to meet the requirements of iron, steel and non-ferrous foundries to help them reduce defects, improve casting quality and optimize casting costs. production. Vesuvius Group operates globally in over 100 countries around the world with its North American headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.

To learn more, visit www.vesuvius.com.

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